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As of today, right whales gain a right of way at sea

US rule takes effect to reduce ship speed

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / December 9, 2008

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For 10 years, scientists and environmentalists have fought to force large ships to slow down to avoid hitting any of the world's remaining 400 North Atlantic right whales. Starting today, ships will finally have to put on the brakes. (Full article: 455 words)

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